Kristi Marcelle

Articles by Kristi Marcelle


5 Lighthouses Worth a Climb This Summer

A resurgence of interest in these historically significant beacons has made them popular stops on summer vacations.


Lights, Camera, Action: A VIP Tour at Universal Studios Hollywood

For the ultimate fan experience, the Universal Studios Hollywood VIP Experience gives guests behind-the-scenes access and unlimited front-of-the-line priority.


Cruise Review: Exploring the Galapagos Islands with Kids Aboard the Eclipse

A Galapagos Islands family vacation is a bucket list trip on many levels


5 Unexpected Finds in Napa Valley

Lately parents are finding that a family vacation in Napa is good for the milk-drinking crowd too.


Marin County: San Francisco’s Playground for Outdoor Adventure and Foodies

When visiting San Francisco, spend a day or two with the kids in Marin County to experience Northern California’s good food and great outdoors.


Sun-Sational Getaways with the Kids in the Midwest

Whether you’re looking for a family weekend getaway or a lazy summer vacation with the kids, here are some of the most picturesque spots in the Midwest.


California’s Most Picturesque Towns to Visit with Kids

California is the perfect summer destination for families and we’ve rounded up our favorite towns in the state so you’ll know where to take the kids to this summertime.


Sea, Sand and Sun: Top Summer Escapes for Families

Want to explore tide pools and see the local marine life? Or are you looking for a more laid-back escape with a tropical flavor? Here are our top picks for you, whatever your taste.


10 Things Not To Do When Traveling With Kids

After all those family trips you've taken with the kids, you're now the expert on things you should do for a great family vacation. Here is a list of things you should NOT do for an even better one.


6 Irresistible Reasons to Visit Ecuador with Kids

From its beautiful highlands to its rich coastlines, Ecuador is a fantastic destination for the whole family.


Tips for Finding Cheap Flights for Spring Break

Looking to score great savings on your spring vacation? Here are some great tips to save money on flights.


5 Affordable Kid-Friendly Hotels in San Francisco

While known as one of the most expensive US cities to live in, San Francisco does offer affordable accommodations for vacationing families.


Entertaining Tweens and Teens in San Francisco

With these fantastic attractions, your teens and tweens will leave THEIR hearts in San Francisco.


7 Reasons to Visit Carmel with Kids

A quaint seaside town serves as perfect destination for families with kids.


8 Reasons to Visit Half Moon Bay with Kids

Whether it’s winter or summer, there are always amazing things to do in Half Moon Bay.


Top Places to Spend Christmas at the Beach

Itching for something different this holiday season?


10 Free Things to Do with Kids in San Francisco

You may leave your heart is San Francisco, but not your wallet.


Bewitching Day of the Dead Celebrations

Experience this colorful Latin American tradition with the kids.


5 Spectacular Stops on the California Mission Trail

Take a leisurely drive up the historic El Camino Real and discover California's past.

By on Sep 17, 2014

5 Haunted Lighthouses to Climb if You Dare

At America’s haunted lighthouses, ghost lore and legends make for an especially exciting visit during the Halloween season.


5 Places to Soar Up, Up and Away

Fly high and see the world from above in these prime hot air ballooning spots.


Take the Grandparents! 5 Ideas for Multi-Generational Vacations

Make that trip with the rest of the family an all fun affair.


Essential Tips for Planning a Multi-Generational Vacation

Family reunions or extended family trips do not have to be a stressful affair with these great tips.


6 College Campuses with Kid-Friendly Attractions

Great college campus attractions that your kids will love and learn in.

By on Jun 26, 2014

Best Family Day Trips from San Francisco

Explore the Bay Area with these easy, kid-friendly excursions an hour or less from San Francisco.


6 Big Game Safari Parks in the US

Is an African safari on your bucket list but not in your budget? These six safari parks let you see the Big Five without leaving the U.S.


The Next Big Thing: 5 Places to Go Sandboarding

Love the thrill of downhill sports? Get ready for the coolest new way to play in the sand.


Tips for Planning a Family Vacation with a Tour Company

Using a tour company for your next vacation? Read this first!


6 Sensational Summer Adventures for Families

Coast-to-coast ideas for outdoor summer fun.


5 Hotels Where You Can Warm Up for Wimbledon

Practice your serve and train for the pros at these great Wimbledon alternatives.


Forget the Fog: 5 Summer Activities in the San Francisco Bay Area

Although a treat during any season, the city by the bay offers a cool breeze and even more kid-friendly fun during the summer months.


Set Sail: 5 Summer Cruises for Non-Cruisers

Bored with the typical cruise? Check out these unique alternatives.

By on Apr 4, 2014

Beginner’s Guide to California Wine Country with Kids

California wine country offers plenty of kid appeal—from grape-juice tastings to castles and bocce ball


4 Up-Close Encounters with Sea Creatures

Sharks and whales and manatees—oh my! Here are four encounters that let you get up-close and personal with some not-so-scary sea creatures.

By on Jul 16, 2015

What’s New at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa

Disney’s newly expanded Aulani Resort is at the intersection of two cultures rich in storytelling and family tradition

By on Feb 7, 2014

City Bites: 6 Delectable Food Tours with Kids

Looking for a delicious way to create vacation memories? Kid-friendly food tours are popping up all over.

By on Jan 22, 2014

5 Places to Catch Olympic Fever

No tickets to Sochi? Here’s where your family can experience Olympic thrills without leaving North America.

By on Nov 20, 2013

Holiday Afternoon Teas with Kids

Afternoon tea at city hotels around the country offer an oh-so-civilized way to escape the holiday hustle and bustle.

By on Nov 13, 2013

Zoos Light Up the Holiday Season

Want to brighten your holidays? The best zoos in the country go wild with light displays.